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Still sorry


The disgraceful treatment of Jonathan Ball, the architect who provided the intellectual backbone for the Eden project, still continues. But justice is sometimes seen to be done, which explains public notices which appeared in The Times and the the Western Morning News last Friday and Saturday. A news story in the latter, based on the announcement, read:

'Eden project says sorry to co-founder'. The statement, from trust chairman Sir Ronnie Hampel and the project chairman Ken Hill, says Ball's role as co-founder of the scheme (with Tim Smit) 'has not been properly acknowledged in recent Eden project publications and other media coverage.We would like to set the record straight.' The various trustees and directors 'wish to endorse the fact that Jonathan Ball and Tim Smit are the joint co-founders of the Eden Project. It was their original exchange of ideas that forged the Eden vision The combination was the catalyst that turned the dream into reality' etc etc.

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